Behavioral health conditions

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common mental disorders to develop in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 million children (age 2-17) in the U.S. have the condition.   

Children with ADHD have impaired functioning in multiple settings, including home, school, and in relationships with peers. If untreated, the disorder can have long-term adverse effects into adolescence and adulthood.

For medication information, use the Medication Guide

  • Frequent fidgeting
  • Often runs about or climbs in situations where not appropriate
  • Difficulty playing or taking part in quiet activities
  • Excessive talking
  • Difficulty waiting his/her turn
  • Often interrupts or intrudes on others
  • Fails to pay close attention to detail
  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Difficulty finishing a task or schoolwork
  • Often is unorganized
  • Is easily distracted
  • Forgetful during daily activities